Director, Systems Engineering in New Product Development

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Laboratory Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 232530
Primary Location: United States-New York-Tarrytown
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers’ needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.

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At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
Job Description
Director of Systems Engineering in New Product Development
Position Overview
The Siemens Healthineers Lab Diagnostics Systems Engineering organization is focused on the development of automated medical devices for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) working with infectious diseases, oncology, cardiac markers, fertility testing, thyroid function, clinical chemistries and other clinical applications. From an engineering standpoint these medical devices rely on precision mechatronics, robotics, fluid delivery systems and thermal controls to allow for the accurate and precise reporting of patient assay results.
The Director of Systems Engineering in New Product Development will lead a large team of system engineers, who own and drive the systems integration, subsystem and system design space characterization, and design verification phase activities for all new product development projects. The Director of Systems Engineering position is open in Tarrytown, NY.  Systems Engineering team members are located at three sites:  Tarrytown (headquarters), Newark, Delaware and Flanders, New Jersey. The Director will manage team members located among the three sites and there is an expectation of travel up to 25% to these two other sites. The position reports to the Head of Systems Engineering within the Design Engineering function of the Global Engineering Organization (GEO).
· Lead a large team of system engineers, who own and drive the system integration, design space characterization and design verification phase activities for all new medical devices product development projects and activities
· May also be manager of managers
· Lead team’s development of systems design concepts to meet clinical chemistry and immunoassay performance requirements
· Oversee, plan, and review:  team’s technical output and artifacts, design feasibility and convergence studies, subsystem and system characterization of key design space functionality and performance parameters, and development and execution of test protocols for design verification
· Establish procedures and documentation pertaining to system integration, integration builds and engineering prototype configurations, design verification and traceability, design transfer, product risk management and quality of systems engineering deliverables  
· Responsible for quality of deliverables to validation, manufacturing and services teams.
· Anticipate potential problems that may impact system performance and drive the development and implementation of risk mitigation plans
· Lead identification of solutions to complex technical issues by root cause analysis procedure and propose design modifications as they pertain to system and assay performance
· Assure team’s compliance to all integration and verification quality procedures and policies of product development              
· Manage resource planning and respond with appropriate sense of urgency to changing business priorities with updates in overall systems integration, design space characterization and verification plans
· Be a people leader for a technically-focused team of both systems engineers and biochemists and work closely with direct reports to guide their professional growth
· Ensure strong collaboration between the Systems engineering team and all interfacing Design Engineering and Commercial Product Engineering teams
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
· B.S in Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, Chemical, Systems, etc.) is required
· Minimum of 7+ years of relevant people leadership and managerial experience of systems engineering team in new product development
· Cross-functional team leadership experience
· Skilled in systems thinking with a broad range of knowledge and experience in:
  • systems requirements
  • translation to product technical requirements,
  • design input requirements
  • new product development from concept to detailed design phases,
  • subsystem and system design space characterization (identify key parameters that define  boundaries of function and performance  of subsystem and system of medical devices and determine subsystem/system responses)
  • system integration and subsystem interface evaluation
  • system verification and test protocol creation
  • design transfer
  • FMEA and Root Cause Analysis/Investigation
· Strong grasp of design engineering fundamentals and its application to hardware-software integrated product designs involving precision mechatronics, robotics, fluid delivery systems and thermal controls.
· Experience providing direction and technical guidance to a team of engineers and biochemists
· Experienced in aspects of Agile framework and SCRUM
· Experienced in building strong teams and core competency development of direct reports  · Skilled in maintaining an active dialogue regarding performance and career growth
· Clear thinker and influencer
· Strong interpersonal skills
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
Desired Education, Experience, and Knowledge/Skills
· Master’s Degree in Engineering
· Hands-on design experience with thermal control, robotics, and mechatronics
· People leadership and experience in the medical device industry
· Experienced working within large matrixed organization
· Six Sigma DFSS training

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